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Platoon (Special Edition / Artisan)

Release Date: 12/9/97
MSRP: $24.98

Studio: Artisan

Year: 1986

Run Time: 120 minutes

Rating: R

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Forest Whitaker, John C. McGinley, Tom Berenger, Francesco Quinn, Willem Defoe

Directed by: Oliver Stone

   Movie Summary: [Drama]

    Writer/director Oliver Stone has created a personal and searing testament to the men who fought the war in Vietnam. Seen through the eyes of a college drop-out, the war is a real nightmare--a private hell of fears from outside and in--with enemies on both sides of the line. His platoon's allegiance is split between leaders Sergeant Barnes and Sergeant Elias. Barnes is a scar-faced, gung-ho fanatic bent on destroying the elusive Viet Cong. Elias is a different type of soldier--he has lost faith in the war, but not in man. Friction between the two sergeants leads to a second war, in every way as deadly as the one being waged against the enemy.


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Widescreen: 1.85:1, Color, 5.1 Dolby Digital, Surround, Subtitles: English, Closed Captioned

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  • Defects & Bugs
    Description: Player will refuse to spin up the disc resulting in a series of clicking sounds before displaying "Insert Disc".
    Player(s): Sony DVPS3000, Sony DVPS7000, Sony DVPS7000 (Modded)
    Resolution: Some copies of this disc will work fine while others will not. Problem situations can be resolved by either 1) reseating the disc 2) Entering the Service Menu and performing a 'Drive Automatic Adjustment' procedure for dual layered discs. This has nearly always solved the problem.
    Status: widespread

    Description: Noticable drop in audo in one of the opening chapters.
    Player(s): All Players (Various)
    Resolution: None. This is a mastering with the disc.
    Status: isolated

    Last Updated: Thursday, March 8, 2001

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